Lanna Orchid Ensemble of Chiang Mai University

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Traditional music from Lanna played by the Lanna Orchid Ensemble of Chiang Mai University which I have been using as background music to slideshows of the photographs I made in Chiang Mai.

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The Great Compassion Mantra Of Avalokitesvara

Great Compassion Mantra

This is a wonderful rendition of the third Great Compassion Mantra as found in the Chinese tradition with some beautiful images uploaded with the victims of the Japanese Tsunami in mind.

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Gobi by Boerte (Mongolian Music Video)

Mongolian Traditional Music

Imagine a full-scale music video of traditional Mongolian folk artists, beautifully photographed and edited, and that is somewhere near what we have here.

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Spencer Sanchez: Buddhist Hip-Hop

Narsimha

Buddhist Hip-hop music by Master Narsimha, who is operating out of Santa Rosa, California. He is the leader of a centre there which is coming out of the Tibetan tradition, and uses his music as an integral part of his practice and Dharma activities.

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Ani Choying Drolma – Four Songs

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Four wonderful and heartfelt songs sung by the Tibetan Nun Ani Choying Drolma. The first is a music video recorded at the Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. The others were recorded live in Germany.

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Kitarō: Theme from The Silk Road

Kitaro

The silk road featured some beautiful music by someone who was barely known at the time, and who was brought to prominence by writing the haunting theme music for the series, the Japanese musician Kitarō.

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Liu Fang playing the Pipa (Chinese Lute)

Gu Hongzhong

The pipa (Chinese: 琵琶) is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12–26.

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Indonesian Classical Music from Sunda (West Java)

Arum-Bandung-from-Sunda

Here is some wonderful classical Indonesian music from West Java. The music is still very popular in Java and wherever you go in the country you can always hear the melodious music being played, and also find classical concerts to attend.

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Ferenc Cakó: Sand Animation of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Sand-Animation

Here are four magical sand animation films by Ferenc Cakó set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, which is one of the most evocative pieces in the Western Classical repetoire.

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Prasad Bhandarkar: Bansuri Raga Shivranjani

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Here are 10 minutes of magic on the Bansuri (Indian Bamboo Flute) from Prasad Bhandarkar, one of the leading disciples of Hari Prasad Chaurasia, accompanied by some friends on the Mood India series.

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Traditional Mahori Music from Cambodia

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Following on from yesterday’s video here are 9 recordings of traditional Cambodian mahori music. The performance is from the early 1970s but there is no information about the performers available.

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